Guidance on responding to floods
As Malawi and Mozambique were ravaged by floods, WaterAid Southern Africa is looking to offer guidance to the country programs in those countries. Can people forward references on response to floods? Thanks so much!
Here are a few links to excellent emergency WASH response books. If you need some specific info on a topic please let me know and i'll send you an email. Hope this helps.
Engineering in Emergencies - a practical guide for relief workers:
The Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response:
Technical notes on WASH in emergencies:
Sanitation in Emergency Situations:
Emergency Water supply:
WASH in healthcare facilities in emergencies:
As already sent by email (putting here so that it's publicly available):
- ACF - Sanitation Briefing - Rural Floods
- ACF - Sanitation Briefing - Urban Floods
- Oxfam - Technical brief 11 – Responding to floods and flooding
- WEDC - Sanitation strategies for flood-prone areas
The main issues will be destruction of infrastructure and loss of crops and livestock that will have an impact on food security and incomes in the coming year.
Here is a link to some information on the website of the Food and Agricultural Organisation and our plans to work with the Government of Malawi and other partners on crops and livetock issues; http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item...
I hope that this is of interest.
Water Resources Officer
FAO Office for Southern Africa
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